A DISTRICT representative from Nasau in Ra says he is disappointed that none of his development submissions made last year has been attended to.
Meli Tokalau said during the last two district meetings last year, he submitted development plans to the government and the Ra Provincial Council through the Ra iTaukei Affairs Board.
Mr Tokalau said his development proposals included the construction of farm roads and a bridge to assist in the transportation of market produce to the market.
"I made at least more than four development requests during the last two tikina meeting but to date, I haven't received any word from the Roko Tui Ra and the district officer on the progress of these requests," he said.
"We are in desperate need of assistance especially for the construction of new farm roads and we are again pleading to the government to assist us.
"The government has been promoting the significance of having some income generating sources to support us and we need their support by providing proper infrastructure developments in order for us to be successful in this area.
Mr Tokalau said he was looking forward to the upcoming district meeting where he would again raise his concerns.
Roko Tui Ra Sakiusa Karavaki said he was aware of the concerns raised by the Nasau district rep and assured the villagers that their requests was included in the province's five year development plan.
"All the development proposals heard during the district meeting have been endorsed by the board and the government," he said.
"The Ra Provincial Council has also drawn out a 5-year development plan with the aim to best service the people of Ra.
"All those developments that didn't eventuate last year will be looked at this year and over the next three years.
"Construction of farm roads is one of our key areas of development and we will make sure that with the help of the government we can provide service to grassroots people," said Mr Karavaki.
Nasau district meeting will be held this week at Ovalau village.